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  • Loan for Air Defence System
    Loan for Air Defence System 28 May 2020
    The arms race continues at full speed in North Africa, as in many parts of the world. Morocco continues its steps to consolidate the armed forces and modernize its capabilities. In this context, Rabat government, which is estimated to acquire VL MICA air defence system from France, has signed a loan agreement with BNP Paribas of France worths to 192.1 million Euros. The procurement is expected to be part of the comprehensive agreement signed with a 400 million Euro budget....
  • SAGE: GHK-84 Accepted
    SAGE: GHK-84 Accepted 18 May 2020
    TÜBİTAK Defence Industry Research and Development Institute (SAGE) announced from social media accounts that HGK-84, which uses the laser seeker head for better accuracy, was accepted on May 12, 2020. The missile is now in the inventory after completing the batch acceptance test. SAGE also released a video about this acceptance. SAGE Institute Director Gürcan Okumuş has been a live broadcast guest on C4Defence's Instagram account on 15 May and announced that the acceptance shot ...
  • High Altitude Air Defence Missile Agreement
    High Altitude Air Defence Missile Agreement 2 April 2020
    The deterioration of ballistic missile and cruise missile users and the increase in the number of systems force the West to take wider measures. Raytheon, one of the leading companies of the USA, has signed a contract with the USA costs 2.1 billion USD. Under the agreement, the company will deliver SM-3 Blok IB. Within the four-year period, the US Armed Forces will receive more than 30 projectiles. Production of the Block IB model of the RIM-161 SM-3s, began in 2...
  • New Air Launched Cruise Missile Order
    New Air Launched Cruise Missile Order 2 April 2020
    The USA continues its steps to improve its tactical strike capability. The United States signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin for USD 946 million to procure cruise missiles. With contract; company will produce a total of 790 JASSM-ERs, which 360 ​​within the scope of Lot 17, 40 for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers, and 390 within Lot 18. The air-to-surface long-range cruise missile AGM-158B JASSM-ER (Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile Exten...
  • IR Seeker for High Altitude
    IR Seeker for High Altitude 24 March 2020
    Ballistic missile threat is increasing day by day. States continue to work on technological measures against these elements. Lockheed Martin signed an agreement with BAE Systems for the development of a new generation infrared scanner. The company will design advanced targeting systems for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense / THAAD) air defence systems under the contract. The work to be carried out for the new sensor will increase the efficiency...
  • "Mare Nostrum" Our Sea Imagination from Greece
    "Mare Nostrum" Our Sea Imagination from Greece 23 January 2020
    A remarkable article was published in Ptisi & Diastima Magazine, which publicates in the defence sector in Greece. Greek-Turkish relations, which increasing tension due to oil and natural gas deposits in Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey-Libya mutual exclusive economic zone were discussed in the article. Outlines of the offensive plan that could be implemented in a possible conflict were examined in the text. Turkey's radar and electronic support capabilities, as well as Greece...
  • The ALACA Period at Sea
    The ALACA Period at Sea 18 January 2020
    Meteksan Defence Company announced on the social media account that the Radar Cross-Sectional Measurement system, which is designed and developed for the Naval Forces Command, was delivered to the force. ALACA 35 GHz Radar Cross Section Measurement System was developed to increase the survivability of the platforms in inventory. The contract for the design, development and production of "Millimetre Wave Radar Cross-Sectional Measurement System" with entirely local faciliti...
  • Bozdoğan (Merlin)  Completed First Tests
    Bozdoğan (Merlin)  Completed First Tests 26 November 2019
    The first air-launched test of Bozdağan (Merlin) took place successfully. The missile is developed by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, (TUBITAK) Defence Industrıes Research and Development Instıtute (SAGE) under Göktuğ Program. First tests were carried out as surface to air guided missile tests.IR- guided long-range tests from air launch campaign was successfully completed. After the completion of the tests in 2020, the missile will enter the inventory of the ...
  • New Missile to Support AMRAAM and Sidewinder 18 September 2019
    Raytheon unveils the development of the new medium-range Peregrine advanced air-to-air missile.  A company executive says “the Peregrine is meant to complement, not replace, the AMRAAM and Sidewinder”.  Raytheon Company is developing a new medium-range, an air-launched weapon called the Peregrine missile that is half the size and cost of today's air-to-air missiles, yet delivers greater range and effect. The Peregrine missile is a small, fast, lightwei...
  • Decision to Continue Production
    Decision to Continue Production 5 September 2019
    Russia has begun the design of the A-42 aircraft to replace the Beriev Be-12 Chayka (NATO Code: Mail) maritime patrol aircraft. Its design was suspended in 1993. Now the aircraft will be modernized and accepted into service. Defence Ministry sources told the decision in principle to resume A-42 production had been made. The ministry is drafting tactical and technical requirements to the upgraded project. The main one is to create a universal antisubmarine and rescue aircraft. So far...
  • Approval for Lockheed Martin 15 August 2019
    U.S. Department of Defence said that Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $99 million contract for AGM-158 JASSM (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile) foreign military sales production support. The contract, which involves foreign military sales to Finland, Poland and Australia, will provide lifecycle support for all efforts related to JASSM in the areas of system upgrades, integration, production, sustainment, management and logistical support.   Weighing approximate...
  • UN’s Russian Birds get Safe
    UN’s Russian Birds get Safe 8 August 2019
    BIRD Aerosystems, the developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO), has received an order for additional AMPS systems from the UN Air Operations. Under the contract, BIRD will provide its AMPS solution, which includes the MACS sensor, and install it on the UN Mil Mi-17 (Nato code: Hip) helicopters operating in Africa. The UN is already using BIRD's AMPS systems, and this is a follow-on order that will allow the UN to install the sys...
  • 700 Million Dollar Missile
    700 Million Dollar Missile 30 July 2019
    Indian Air Force is looking to buy 700 million US dollars worth of both air to air and air to surface  missiles from Russia after the Balakot strike. The order includes R-73 heat seeker missiles with 30km range and active radar guided R-77, which is American AIM-120 AMRAAM’s Russian counterpart, with 80km range. These missiles are designed to arm the Russian-made MiG and Sukhoi aircraft. The order, meant to boost the IAF’s capability, also includes anti radiation missile, the...
  • First Brimstone 3 Firing
    First Brimstone 3 Firing 22 March 2019
    MBDA has conducted the first firing of the Brimstone 3 missile at the Vidsel Trials range in Sweden last month. Whilst enduring extreme weather conditions with temperatures below -30°C, the missile was surface launched against a pick-up truck target. All trials objectives were fully achieved with the missile proving, through a telemetry unit, full closed loop guidance with the seeker progressing into target acquisition and track. Brimstone 3 is the product of...
  • Rafael Unveils "Rocks" - A Long Range Stand-Off Air-To-Surface Missile
    Rafael Unveils "Rocks" - A Long Range Stand-Off Air-To-Surface Missile 21 February 2019
    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has unveiled a new, advanced stand-off high-speed air-to-surface missile (ASM) at the Aero India Air Show in Bengaluru, India, this week. Dubbed simply "Rocks," the ASM can be armed with a penetration warhead or blast explosive warhead depending on whether targets are beneath the surface or above ground. The weight class of the warhead has not been disclosed. 'Rocks', the new missile is furnished with a single-stage solid rocket motor develope...
  • Mistral Missile Has Anti-Surface Capability
    Mistral Missile Has Anti-Surface Capability 11 January 2019
    MBDA has successfully demonstrated the use of the Mistral missile against Fast Inshore Attack Crafts (FIAC)s at the end of last year. A number of foreign delegations attended the demonstration firing that was performed from a SIMBAD-RC automated naval turret firing from the land against a fast moving remotely-controlled semi-rigid boat more than 3 kilometres off the coast. The scenario was intended to be representative of the self-protection of a vessel against an asymmetric threat. In its la...
  • Saab to Unveil Surface-Launched Version Of Gungnir Anti-Ship Missile
    Saab to Unveil Surface-Launched Version Of Gungnir Anti-Ship Missile 20 October 2018
    Saab will unveil the surface launch version of RBS15 Gungnir anti-ship missile system at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris. RBS15 Gungnir uses the all new RBS15 Mk4 Surface missile with extended range, enhanced defence penetration and electronic protection as well as a more advanced target seeker, allowing it to engage any target, in all conditions. The RBS15 Mk4 Surface missile is used in both the sea system and the land system of RBS15 Gungnir. It is designed to provide ...
  • $51 Million Worth Contract For Extreme-Range JASSM Cruise Missile 12 September 2018
    Lockheed Martin has been awarded the US Air Force contract worth $51 million for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extreme Range (JASSM-XR), the Department of defence announced Monday. This contract effort includes all all-up round level systems engineering and programmatic activities to align and phase the work necessary to design, develop, integrate, test, and verify component and subsystem design changes to the JASSM-XR baseline electronics, hardware, firmware, and operationa...
  • Russian Navy took delivery of 49 Kalibr cruise missiles
    Russian Navy took delivery of 49 Kalibr cruise missiles 22 July 2018
    Russia’s Deputy Defence Minister Alexei Krivoruchko disclosed on Jul. 20 that the navy has taken delivery of 49 Sea Launched Strategic and Tactical Land-Attack Cruise Missile SS-N-30 (3M-14 Kalibr) cruise missiles in the first half of the year. The missile has 1,500-2,500 km range and 450 kg conventional warhead. The missile is believed to fly 64 ft above the sea and 164 ft above the ground at speeds up to 965 km/hour. It is believed to be guided, using GPS and terminal-phase active rad...
  • ESSM Block 2 Intercepts Aerial Target
    ESSM Block 2 Intercepts Aerial Target 8 July 2018
    The NATO Seasparrow Project Office recently conducted the first live fire test of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 anti-air missile. The missile’s new seeker has passed the test. Block 2 has active guidance seeker-head. The new seeker head distinguishes Block 2 from the one in-service as it finds its target via radar and midcourse data uplinks from the ship. Block 2 will have both active and semi-active guidance systems.  Four additional live fire tests will follow, ah...
  • Modular Solution to Spike NLOS
    Modular Solution to Spike NLOS 4 July 2018
    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems announced the completion of the development phase of the new low weight integrated SPARC remote controlled launch system for Spike NLOS. The system, developed for a undisclosed special forces customer, has been specially optimized for light all terrain vehicles. The concept was exhibited for the first time at the Eurosatory 2016, the launcher on the Polaris MRZR-4 type vehicle, two  ready to launch missiles , and two clip-on loading addition...
  • Lockheed's Joint Air-To-Ground Missile Enters into Low-Rate Initial Production
    Lockheed's Joint Air-To-Ground Missile Enters into Low-Rate Initial Production 30 June 2018
    Lockheed Martin's Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system has successfully passed its Defence Acquisition Board review. The signed Acquisition Decision Memorandum approves the JAGM system to enter into Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP). JAGM is a multi-sensor air-to-ground missile that is the successor to the combat proven HELLFIRE Romeo and HELLFIRE Longbow missiles. Backward compatible with all rotary wing and fixed wing platforms that fire the HELLFIRE family of missiles, ...
  • Laboratory OK, Next Station: Tests
    Laboratory OK, Next Station: Tests 8 June 2018
    ASELSAN left a milestone behind in HISAR-A Project. Laboratory tests have been completed at HISAR-A Air Defence Missile System Infrared Seeker Design and Development Project which is being carried out within the company. Now it's the field test turn is on the route. Infrared Seeker prototypes developed for HISAR-A tested rigorous performance, environmental conditions and hardware tests within the scope of design validation activities. The work continues with the delive...
  • Republic of Korea to deploy K-SAAM on second Dokdo class
    Republic of Korea to deploy K-SAAM on second Dokdo class 30 May 2018
    The Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN’s) second Dokdo-class helicopter carrier will deploy an indigenously developed weapon referred to in the country as Korean Surface-to-Air Anti-Missile (SAAM, or K-SAAM) Jane’s reported . The vessel, which will be known in service as ROKS Marado with pennant number 6112 has also been equipped with a locally developed vertical launching system (K-VLS).  The K-SAAM is a 3.07 m long ship-based anti-air projectile that employs ine...
  • Cost Saving in Precision Guidance
    Cost Saving in Precision Guidance 8 May 2018
    The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a $13,1 million contract to demonstrate a new, cost-effective optical seeker for precision-guided munitions.   The seeker is designed to improve navigation, as well as automate target location and homing, for different types of munitions that are used in GPS-denied and other contested environments.  DARPA’s Seeker Cost Transformation (SECTR) program initiated to dec...
  • Raytheon Completes F-35C, JSOW Integration Tests
    Raytheon Completes F-35C, JSOW Integration Tests 19 April 2018
    Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy completed the final developmental test to integrate the Joint Standoff Weapon C onto the C variant of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of the F-35, and the F-35 Joint Program Office participated in the latest test, which took place on the Navy's China Lake ranges in California. The JSOW glide weapon uses a GPS-inertial navigation system with an imaging infrared seeker that can identify and track targets autonomously....
  • AARGM Test by Tornado ECR
    AARGM Test by Tornado ECR 10 April 2018
    Italian Air Force has tested the AARGM (Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile) missile for the first time during 'Blazing Shield 2018' exercise on 2 April in China Lake in America. The missile was launched by a Tornado ECR aircraft with successful results.  The main goal of “Blazing Shield” is the Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) of the Tornado ECR with the new AGM-88E AARGM. The exercise also aimed to validate the tactical-operat...
  • Brimstone Extend its Service Life Beyond 2030
    Brimstone Extend its Service Life Beyond 2030 27 March 2018
    The United Kingdom has awarded MBDA a $565 million contract for the capability sustainment programme (CSP) of the advanced Brimstone air-to-surface missile, to extend its service life beyond 2030. Under the CSP effort, MBDA will manufacture new Brimstone missiles for the UK Armed Forces in order to replenish the country’s inventory. The new-build Brimstone missiles will incorporate a number of key components offered by the spiral upgrades of Brimstone, including...
  • First Trials of GÖKDOĞAN and BOZDOĞAN Carried Out
    First Trials of GÖKDOĞAN and BOZDOĞAN Carried Out 25 March 2018
    TUBITAK SAGE (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) Defence Industry Research and Development Institute/SAGE)-developed GÖKDOĞAN and BOZDOĞAN air-air missiles' first ballistic test-firings were successfully performed in Sinop. Within the scope of the test, the performance of the rocket motor without guidance and its ability to cancel mission in-flight were evaluated. By the end of 2018, the missile will be fired at live targets...
  • BrahMos Test-fired With Indigenous Seeker
    BrahMos Test-fired With Indigenous Seeker 23 March 2018
    Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on 22 March via his official Twitter account that a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired for the first time using an indigenously developed seeker. Sitharaman said, "the precision strike weapon with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pinpoint accuracy". So far, the seeker, a critical technology in missiles, had come from Russia. The seeker was d...
  • Countdown for ASELSAN's LGK-84 Kits Began
    Countdown for ASELSAN's LGK-84 Kits Began 11 March 2018
    According to ASELSAN's 2017 annual report, there are significant developments within the scope of the Guidance Kit Projects Laser Guidance Kit (LGK) development and mass production work. According to the report, ground tests and captive transport tests under the certification activities for the LGK-84, which will be integrated to the MK-84 general purpose bombs used by the Turkish Air Force Command, have been completed and now the test-firings has begun. The report continues, "The se...
  • Hisar-O Tests at Salt Lake
    Hisar-O Tests at Salt Lake 20 January 2018
    Test launchs of "Hisar Air Defense Systems Project” which is Turkey's national air defence systems will start. In this frame, application of "flight-prohibited zone" was started. It was announced that the tests of the Hisar-O Medium Altitude Air Defense System will take place between 22 January and 4 February. Announcement published on the website of the General Staff. In the tests, the shooting altitude was 14 thousand feet. In Hisar-A and Hisar-O Projects,...
  • First SOM-B1 Delivery Realized
    First SOM-B1 Delivery Realized 4 January 2018
    Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries announced today on its official Twitter page that the first batch of seven SOM-B1 missiles developed by ROKETSAN has been delivered. Designed for use against highly protected ground and naval targets, SOM-B1 has a range of 250 kilometres. There are three types of missiles in ROKETSAN's SOM family; SOM A, SOM B1 and SOM B2. The size of the missiles are all the same however they differ from each other in warheads, seekers and gu...
  • SDB II Lot 1 Production Completed
    SDB II Lot 1 Production Completed 15 December 2017
    Raytheon has completed Lot 1 production of the Small Diameter Bomb II, the company announced on 13 December. The U.S. Air Force has also contracted with Raytheon to produce Lots 2 and 3. The SDB II features a seeker that uses millimetre wave radar, uncooled imaging infrared guidance and semi-active laser guidance to find its targets. The weapon's two-way datalink allows it to receive in-flight target updates. Once fielded, SDB II will enable pilots to engage more ...
  • Tomahawks To Assume Anti-ship Capability
    Tomahawks To Assume Anti-ship Capability 18 August 2017
    Raytheon expects to receive a new contract soon for external link to turn a number of US Navy Tomahawks into anti-ship cruise missiles. Under the Block IV Tomahawk mid-life recertification, the company is to upgrade the missiles for its new role.  The missiles will feature a new multi-mode seeker having a mix of passive and active sensors. The new variants are expected to enter service in 2020. 
  • BAE, Leonardo Joined Hands
    BAE, Leonardo Joined Hands 29 June 2017
    BAE Systems and Leonardo have announced an initiative to pursue collaborations on new precision-guided solutions for US military on 28 June. The two companies will work on adapting Leonardo's Vulcano guided munitions to BAE System's Advanced Gun System (AGS) and Mk 45 naval gun. The AGS is currently on board the U.S. Navy’s Zumwalt class of destroyers, and the Mk 45 is widely used by the Navy and allied nations.  The new adaptations of Vulcano ...
  • Smart Missile by Rafael
    Smart Missile by Rafael 30 May 2017
    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems unveiled a new variant of the SPIKE Family which will be showcased for the first time at the Paris Air Show in June. 5th generation SPIKE LR II has a range of 5,5 km when fired from ground launchers, one kilometer longer than its predecessor SPIKE LR, and up to 10 km when fired from a helicopter. The missile is capable of carrying warheads in two different configurations, being a Tandem HEAT warhead and a multipurpos...
  • Joint Technology to Indian Navy Ships
    Joint Technology to Indian Navy Ships 22 May 2017
    India awarded a $630 million contract to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for supply of LRSAM air & missile defence systems. The company revealed yesterday the contract was signed with Indian government company BHARAT ELECTRONICS LIMITED, covering the integration of the system on four ships of the Indian Navy. The system was successfully tested last week in India as part of operational interception trial aboard India's navy ship.  LRSAM is an advanc...
  • GÖKDOĞAN and BOZDOĞAN Launched at IDEF'17
    GÖKDOĞAN and BOZDOĞAN Launched at IDEF'17 10 May 2017
    Turkey's indigenous air-to-air missiles GÖKDOĞAN and BOZDOĞAN, developed by the Scientific and Technological Research Council's (TÜBİTAK) Defense Industry Research and Development Institute (SAGE), have been launched in IDEF 2017.  Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile BOZDOĞAN (Merlin) features a solid-state active RF seeker technology and fire-and-forget capability while within Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile GÖKDOĞAN (Peregrin) features...
  • ROKETSAN's SOM Family At IDEF'17
    ROKETSAN's SOM Family At IDEF'17 28 April 2017
    Among the Turkish defence industry products to be exhibited in IDEF 2017, ROKETSAN's new generation cruise missile, Stand Off Ammunition "SOM" is on the forefront. The first flight test of SOM was performed in 2011 and serial production was started in 2013 under the contract between ROKETSAN and Turkish MoD. As part of the serial production frame the production line qualification has been completed and the first batch of missile deliveries with the components of the SO...